The internet is currently buzzing about mentions of Left 4 Dead 3 appearing in files for the upcoming Counter-Strike 2. So apparently Valve can count to 3 — not the 3 the majority of their fans will want I imagine but still, why is it there at all in a huge upgrade for CS:GO?
Mentioned in a Reddit post, it shows up with some curious strings:
This has led some other news sites to run headlines like "Left 4 Dead 3 is a non-priority", because it makes for a great bit of clickbait, even though it also says the severity is "high". Realistically, no one outside of Valve will even know what these strings are actually doing.
Left 4 Dead 2 is easily one of my absolute favourites from Valve, so I'm cautiously excited over this. Clearly Valve are slowly getting back into actual games. We had the fantastic (and one of my all-time favourite experiences) with Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike 2 coming this Summer and then who knows what? Valve hit a home-run with the Steam Deck as well, and clearly what has been announced for Counter-Strike 2 has a lot of people excited so it would be good to see them keep up this momentum.
What do you think? Might we get a Left 4 Dead 3 announcement at some point?
Edit: Valve, not Liam!
Last edited by fabertawe on 27 March 2023 at 12:04 pm UTC
There was: Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike Source, Counter-Strike Condition Zero, Counter-Strike GO and next will be Counter-Strike 2. How? Is Valve really don't like number 3 so much?
Quoting: KlaasIf there really is a file with the content included in CS2, someone might have put it there as a joke.
That wouldn't surprise me, be a cruel joke though but funny
Quoting: pmatulkaIs Valve really don't like number 3 so much?
There is know way Valve will call it L4D3, they would rather call it L4D: back in the shit! They just don't do threes ! Think they're allergic to the number 3.
Unless hell as frozen over
Quoting: pete910Think they're allergic to the number 3. Unless hell as frozen overObligatory reminder that SteamOS 3 exists
Quoting: mr-victorySteamOS 3Only on the Steam Deck. The *ahem* highly anticipated sequel on normal PCs is still not available.
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